Whole Words Only -- Limits the search to match only whole words. For example, if you
search for the word Read, the word Reader will not be found.
Case-Sensitive -- Makes the search case-sensitive. For example, if you search for the
word text, the words Text and TEXT will not be found.
Include Bookmarks -- Enables you to search the text in bookmarks.
Include Comments -- Enables you to search the text in comments.
Include Form Data –Enables you to search the text in form data.
Note: C/D/E options will be active for finding text in the current PDF document and doing the
Foxit Reader jumps to the first instance of the search term, which appears highlighted.
Press Enter repeatedly or shortcut key F3 to continue searching the next instances of the
Doing Advanced Search
The search function enables you to search a string either in a single PDF file or in multiple PDF
files under a specified folder. When the search finishes, all occurrences will be listed in a tree view,
allowing you to quickly preview the contexts and jump to specific locations.
1. Searching Text
To search text you are looking for, follow the steps below:
Click Search tool
next to Find EditBox.
In the Search Window right beside the Document Pane, type the text you want to search for.
Below ͞Where would you like to search?͟, check one of the following to define the searching
To search the text in the current PDF document, select ͞In the current PDF document͟.
This option will be grayed out if no document is open.
To search the text in all PDF documents in specific files or disk, select All PDF
Documents in > choose one of the disks or User-selected search paths. Foxit Reader will
show the path of the currently opened document for easier location.
To search the text in selected documents in PDF portfolio, please select Selected PDFs
in portfolio. This option is only available when a PDF portfolio is opened.
To search text in the PDF portfolio, please select All PDFs in portfolio. This option is
only available when a PDF portfolio is opened.
Besides selecting the path of text to be searched, you can also set Find Options.
To limit the search to match only whole words, check Whole Words Only. For example,
if you search for the word Read, the word Reader will not be found.
To make the search case-sensitive, check Case-Sensitive. For example, if you search for